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A Look at London Book Fair & Quantum Conference 2017

This year’s London Book Fair started off on Monday with Nielsen‘s well-orchestrated Quantum Conference, which focused on consumers: what they want and how to meet their expectations. Sessions covered the typical day of a consumer using the internet and included sessions hosted by Google and Facebook, as well as talks by several publishers about their…Continue Reading

Turning the Virtual Page: Virtual Reality and Traditional Publishing

When we first got Google’s virtual reality headset at my house, called the Google Daydream, I can’t say I was too excited. But then I tried it. I downloaded BBC’s The Turning Forest, grabbed the controller, and put on the headset. A man who sounded vaguely like Martin Freeman narrated a fairytale-like story that took…Continue Reading

Amazon and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year Abroad

A recent article in The Telegraph calls 2015 “the year Amazon delivered on its founder’s vision.” The reporter James Titcomb explains that in 2015 Amazon grew to double its share price, finally became profitable, and is now “almost untouchable as an online retailer” due to its streamlined delivery  service. While it’s been a good year…Continue Reading

Vertical Horizons: Online Courses

In 2013, Magnolia Media Network (formerly Future of Ink) listed online courses among its top ten digital publishing trends. That same year, the Independent Book Publishers Association mentioned Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in its Independent magazine as a rapidly growing industry. The article went on to suggest that publishers embracing online education were likely to see…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 6/15-6/19

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. How can traditional publishing stay ahead of digital advances? Why do female celebrity memoirs make so much money? A new…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 3/16-3/20

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. Are virtual reality bookstores the next step for retailers who are competing in an on-demand world? Will Chinese translations find success…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 1/26 – 1/30

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. Ebook piracy is expected to rise to 700 million instances per year by 2018. Is tumblr’s Reblog Book Club…Continue Reading

The Seoul International Book Fair’s Quest for a Global Audience

Like many small book fairs around the world (see our recent articles on the Buenos Aires and Jerusalem Book Fairs for a few examples), the Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF), a once domestic and consumer-directed event, is looking to professionalize and internationalize its image. In the past 5 years, major funding and programming from the…Continue Reading

The Chattering Classes Transformed to Tweeting Tribes

With this post, PublishingTrends.com continues its regular column in which it reviews, explicates and excerpts books that we think will resonate with people in the business of publishing and media.  **** The Tao of Twitter by Mark Schaefer  (McGraw-Hill) is coming out on August 3rd, and in the year since the first edition was published, much has changed.  More people and businesses…Continue Reading